FWA 2017 Annual Summit and Awards Reception Highlights

Convene Mobil App provided by Thomson Reuters

On Thursday, June 15th, our corporate sponsor New York Life hosted the FWA 2017  Inaugural Annual Summit followed by a celebratory Cocktail Reception at the eclectic Gansevoort Park Hotel. The daylong workshop was a remarkable event for all in attendance! Whether you learned how to advance your career by using LinkedIn to “follow-up” with contacts or left with a better understanding of bitcoin statistics and Blockchain Technology, the Summit offered something for everyone. The Thomson Reuters mobile app Convene, enhanced the conference experience by support guest connections with other attendees, ask speakers questions, and view by the minute Summit updates.

Summit attendees networked over delicious treats provided by New York Life while discovering new skills to enable their businesses and careers to flourish. If you missed the Summit, you missed out on a dynamic keynote address by Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Global Energy/Oil Markets Expert; Chairman and Co-Founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates; CNBC Commentator Daniel Yergin. CNBC Markets Editor and FWA member, Patti Domm discussed energy policy, international politics, and economics with Yergin before a crowd of more than 200 financial leaders. FWA past President and Executive Producer, Candace Straight took home the Image Maker Award for “Equity”, a film produced in 2016. Frances Hesselbein, accepted the FWA Pioneer Leadership Award. Attendees capped the evening at The Gansevoort with an amazing view, signature cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

We hope to see you at next year’s Summit.


More images available at Flickr

Adapting to Regulatory Trends at a Time of Global Disruption Panelists: (l-r) Karen Elinski, Annual Summit Co-chair and Session Moderator; Brandon Becker, DTCC; Maureen Emmert Adolf, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP; Susan L. Harper, Bates Group LLC; Steven Brown, KPMG

Disruptive Developments Affecting Global Capital Markets Panelist: (l-r) Simone Vinocour, Annual Summit Co-Chair and Session Moderator; Poul Bendix Kristensen, New York Life Investment Management LLC; Heather Davis, TIAA; Mark Howard, BNP Paribas; Trisha Hazelwood, MUFG

2017 Class of Pacesetters

Murry Bergtraum High School Student Speaker Cassie Persaud

(l-r): FWA President Katrin Dambrot with Image Maker of the Year Honoree Candace Straight

Baruch College Student Speaker Taruna Manni